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Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp  

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The JC-40 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland' renowned "JC clean" tone and signature stereo chorus effect in a compact combo amp with evolved features for the modern guitarist. Like the flagship JC-120 amp t... Read More

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Overview

The JC-40 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland' renowned "JC clean" tone and signature stereo chorus effect in a compact combo amp with evolved features for the modern guitarist. Like the flagship JC-120 amp that it's based on, the JC-40 offers a classic stereo clean sound that' a perfect palette for tone shaping with stompbox effects. Now, there's also a true stereo input for enhanced performance with stereo effects pedals, guitar synths, amp modeling gear, and multi-effects. In addition, the JC-40's onboard effects include newly added features and updated sounds to support the needs of today' players.

JC Clean: The Benchmark in Clean Guitar Tone
For 40 years, players around the world have revered the iconic clean voice and huge stereo sound of the JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. With the JC-40, you can now enjoy the genuine industry-standard tone in a scaled-down amp with innovative modern refinements. Two independent power amps and custom-designed 10" speakers deliver punchy stereo sound that won't get buried in the band, while durable, road-tough construction ensures years of reliable operation on stage and in the studio.

Famous Stereo Chorus and Other Effects
Beyond its stellar clean tone, the JC-40 includes onboard effects, all newly refreshed for enhanced performance. The trademark Dimensional Space Chorus stereo effect fills the stage with immersive 3D sound, and now offers selectable fixed or manual modes for increased tonal range. Renewed vibrato and reverb effects are on hand, and both operate in stereo for rich, deep performance. There's built-in distortion as well, updated with a smooth, satisfying tone that' great for all types of music.

Stereo Input for Multi-Effects, Modelers, and Synths
With its front-panel stereo input, the JC-40 allows players who use stereo effects devices to achieve wide, inspiring sound without having to carry around two separate amps. The amp' rich clean tone lets you get the most out of external stereo pedals like delays, reverbs, and various modulation effects. It' also perfectly suited for advanced gear that employs amp modeling, multi-effects, and/or synth capabilities, such as the GT-100, GP-10, and ME-80 from BOSS and GR-55 guitar synth from Roland.

Ideal for Pedal-Based Players
If you create your sound with stompbox pedals, there' no better platform than the classic JC clean amp. The rich, neutral sound won™t color your basic guitar tone, perfect for hearing exactly what your pedals put out.

Get Connected
The JC-40' rear panel is filled with connectivity options. There's an effects loop for patching in mono or stereo effects, and you even have your choice of serial or parallel operation. Line Out jacks give you a convenient mono or stereo feed to a mixing board or recorder, while the headphones jack is great for quiet practicing with your setup late at night or on the road. There's also support for optional footswitches, allowing you to easily turn the JC-40's chorus/vibrato, reverb, and distortion effects on/off while performing.

Features
  • Power: 40W (solid state)
  • Speakers: 2x10 in. (stereo)
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, reverb, speed, depth, bright, volume, vib/chorus, FX loop switch
  • Stereo input enables players to get true stereo sound with modelers and stereo effects pedals
  • Built-in vibrato, distortion, and reverb effects
  • Footswitch jacks for turning onboard effects on/off while performing
  • Stereo effects loop for connecting external effects
  • Dimensions: 23.4 in. x 17.3 in. x 9.9 in.
  • Weight: 34.8 lb.
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RolandJC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Portable (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

lush,lush,lush,clean,clean,clean

By p,100

from seattle

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • genre defining chorus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

    lived up to my expectations. Lovely lush stereo chorus. Lovely clean sound, not too clinical.

    Slightly more noisy that my previous amp (roland cube) but not much

    Downside - I might bore audience to death with over use of chorus

    Yet to experiment with stereo effects loop.

    Sounded awesome with ehx lester g into it stero input - to die for.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Roland Jazz Chorus 40

    By Big Dave / Jazz Man

    from Richmond , VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Best Amp Roland Has Developed To Date
    • Cool Vibe
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Design
    • Killer Clean Sound
    • NO HISS
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Reverb and Distortion Are Great
    • Sturdy / Well Made
    • Worth Every Penny

    Cons

    • NONE Period

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • CLEAN JAZZ
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

    Unbelievable Sound, CLEAN TO DIE FOR, All controls work great, a perfect package, blows the 120 out of the water.Perfect for any style, great for acoustic electrics too, Almost too good to be true !!! NO COMPLAINTS. IMOP the best solid state amp ever made by ANY company !! Loves pedals. Very portable and so good looking.Got a great coupon deal. Best amp purchase I have ever made ,including high -end tube amps, which I also love and still have;but this little tone beast is incredible !! I could go on forever praising this JC-40 ,but need to get back to playing Jazz on it.My Princeton Reverb 1 x 12 , Deluxe Reverb 65, and Blues Jr III NOS are jealous and have not been turned on in a week ,since I bought this one. Guitar Center had it shipped in and it arrived in 3 days in perfect condition. Check it out and be marveled.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this amp!

    By antwon

    from Colona, Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

      I play with a keyboard player for small gigs--wineries, small bars, etc. and I needed a small Roland amp to play my Rickenbacker 12-string and Fender strat through. I have a Roland JC-120 but it is too big and heavy for what I need. This amp is perfect. It has all the power I need and the effects sound amazing. I just can't play it enough. This amp solved all my problems. I use the vibrato and chorus most of the time. I even play my electric-acoustic through it. There is no feedback or any other problems associated with acoustics. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone in the market for a great amp with great sound for small venues.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love My JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp

      By Barryk21

      from Ocala, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Great Clean & Chorus
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Knobs on face of amp could be sturdier.
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

        This amp has that exact same beautiful Clean & Chorus that the JC-120 is known for, but in a smaller package. The 40 watts is plenty for a small club, and more than perfect for home practice. (Has headphone out so your significant other won't hear you.) The dual, independent power amps and 10" speakers are pretty solid. The "distortion" is OK, but you'll need a pedal.

        If you play acoustics though the amp, you still retain a 95% of the character of the guitar, until you start adding chorus (naturally).

        Lots of features and room to grow with this amp. If you are ALREADY a professional, this is for you if you need clean cleans, or a starting point with pristine clean before you add your effects, etc. This amp is a steal for the money!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gotta love the JC clean!

        By McDaddy

        from Tucson, AZ

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Persistent hiss when the amp is on

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

        I use my JC40 with a Line 6 POD XT, and I get great clean tones from the JC and superb modeling reproduction using the JC as blank palette. The ONLY drawback I have found is a persistent hiss that comes from the amplifier when it is on. It does not matter if the guitar is plugged in or not, or if the volume is high or low. The hiss is always there. Once the music get going you can not hear it, but you will need to shut it off when taking breaks, as it becomes noticable when non other sounds are going. I have tube amps and yes they sound great. But for half the price and half the weight, I am very happy with my SS JC40.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Pristine Shimery Sound!

        By Flip Reality

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland JC-40 40W 2x10 Jazz Chorus Guitar Combo Amp:

          A great rehearsal, recording, and song writing inspirational amp. It is not a bluesy sounding tube style amp, but more for that British pristine, shimmery, chorus sound of the 80's which still sounds timeless. It will add a new dimension to your palette of sound choices. Run a Rickenbacher thru it and you will smile! Like no other!

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